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Death penalty ban, research bills fail while expansion bill passes Legislature

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News of the legislature proposing bills to eliminate Utah’s death penalty or study the death penalty’s costs made waves around the state, but neither bill passed.

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Survivors in fatal car crash urge judge to declare driver's employer liable

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Canyon Home Care of Salt Lake City, defending against a wrongful death lawsuit, says it should not be held liable for a crash caused by an employee. The company says it is not responsible for crashes involving home care nurses on their way home after calls.

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Man found floating in Ogden's 21st Street pond, police ID body

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Police say they found a body floating in Ogden’s 21st Street Pond on Tuesday. 

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Legislature passes bill to distribute local prison parolees around Utah

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If Gov. Herbert signs it, Ogden’s Northern Utah Community Correctional Center will continue to house around a third of state prison parolees for at least the next year.

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Ogden garage fire causes $15K in damages

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A late-night fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damages to a detached garage Sunday, and investigators are still trying to determine the cause.

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Ogden police arrest man in connection with 2007 sexual assault cold case

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Francisco Garcia, 49, is booked in jail on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and sodomy upon a child, both first-degree felonies.

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Roy Police promises zero tolerance for threats of violence against schools

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Roy City Police Chief Carl Merino and Deputy Chief Aaron Perry sent a clear message to citizens Friday about threats of school shootings: the police will not tolerate that kind of behavior.

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Threat causes brief lockouts at 6 Ogden schools

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Police were investigating a report of a suicidal person in the area of 8th Street and Porter Avenue and locked out the six schools as a precaution.

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Ogden Police release name of man killed in Wednesday motorcycle crash

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At 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, a 20-year-old West Haven resident was driving in the northbound lanes of Washington Boulevard when an SUV tried turning into the southbound lanes from Canfield Drive.

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Bill requiring Utah jails to report in-custody deaths passes House, Senate

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SB 205 was sent to Gov. Gary Herbert’s office Thursday morning. The bill passed a House vote 70-0 just after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Two hours later the Senate voted 28-0 to pass the legislation.

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